I’m hoping that I’m more than a single voice in the wilderness. It’s now time to remove the scourge of the QWERTY keyboard from the face of the planet. It’s ugly, baffling, complicated and utterly joyless.
It take years to master, yet remains elusively beyond both logic and intuition. It slows us down, wastes time, impedes learning and perpetuates failure. And for generations it has visited untold grief, anguish and frustration upon countless billions. All over the planet.
We can do better. Much better. We owe it to ourselves to cast off this self-perpetuating design flaw from the industrial revolution. It’s time to replace it with something better, faster and easier.
And that time is now.
As we move from physical to virtual keyboards. As we adopt new gestural controls. As we adapt to direct interactions with our screens. As we change the way we write – with our thumbs… one-handed…with our voice. As we progress as a species, lets equip ourselves with the best tools to realise all the exciting possibilities of the information revolution.
I’d love to hear your views. So please leave a comment. Or join the campaign. Together, let’s restore logic and order and intuition and commonsense. And reclaim our alphabet.